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Debra Yerigan does one thing and she does it well – she zealously represents clients in Family Court matters. During her 35-plus years as a family law attorney, she has become a lawyer other lawyers depend on when someone they know is facing challenging issues.

Debra’s many years in the courtroom make her well-suited to represent parties in cases involving complicated financial issues such as valuation of businesses, non-marital property, intricate income streams and spousal maintenance. She is adept at navigating the sensitivities involved when negotiating custody and parenting time. Outside of the courtroom, individuals turn to Debra for advice when preparing to enter into prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

For her work, Debra has received multiple recognitions from her peers and Minnesota Lawyer including, “Top 40 Minnesota Family Law Attorneys,” “Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers” and “Top 100 Super Lawyers.” Debra is also regularly recognized as a “Top Family Law Attorney in America” by Best Lawyers®.

Location

  • 1400 Fifth Street Towers
    100 South Fifth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Hamline University, JD, graduated 1985
  • St. Cloud State University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, United States District Court
  • Minnesota, Minnesota State Courts

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Hennepin County Bar Association - Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers - Member

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • US District Court Minnesota

Messerli Kramer
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

Special Focus

  • Divorce

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Recognized Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics and Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics and Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Top 50 Female Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers®
  • Top Minnesota Family Law Attorney, Minnesota Super Lawyers®

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